Residents and visitors will have to wait a while longer before the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda reopens.
The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) had said the airport would have reopened by October 29 of this week.
But when contacted on Wednesday, BVIAA’s Deputy Managing Director, Diana Maduro, said infrastructural works to the facility are still not complete.
She told BVI News that certain ‘supplies’ for these works had to be shipped from abroad, adding that those shipments experienced a delay. This delay is what has stalled the completion of works to the airport, she said.
When asked the new date when airport operations will resume, Maduro told BVI News she could not say when the Virgin Gorda-based facility will reopen.
She, however, reported that the new fire truck for the facility has arrived in the territory and is now at the TB Lettsome International Airport waiting to be transported to Virgin Gorda.
A malfunctioning fire truck was said to be the primary cause of the airport’s closure back in April.
Following that announcement, the BVIAA said they planned to resurface the airport’s runway and construct a station to house the new fire truck.